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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30:  -

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
GERRY CARTER LECTURE:  VAMPIRE BATS:  THE SECRET LIFE OF REAL VAMPIRES
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court
3301 4TH Street
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HALLOWEEN CONCERT
7:00 PM
Free
Hemmle Recital Hall
18th Street and Boston Avenue

CACTUS THEATER
FOX 34 HALLOWEEN BASH MOVIE AND CONCERT
8:00 PM
TICKETS: $15 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
For the first time ever, Fox 34 will host a Halloween Bash.  Come celebrate IN COSTUME of course, as we will have a ghoulish good time.  The concert will feature famous songs that fit the theme such as Thriller, Monster Mash, Werewolves of London, and many more.  After the concert, Fox 34 will present the original 1974 version of Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  We will be serving our special Monster Margarita created just for this night.  So dress up, come to the Cactus and have a Halloween Bash!
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31:  -

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER
NRHC HERITAGE HALLOWEEN
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Free
Bring your friends and family for the 8th Annual Heritage Halloween at the National Ranching Heritage Center. Enjoy trick-or-treating at time period themed houses ranging from 1850s – 1950s. Each house will give out time-period appropriate treats. There will also be a cakewalk at the 6666 Barn, a special fall craft in the Pitchfork Pavilion and $1 hayrides. Don’t miss out on all of the fun at this Halloween event.
3121 Fourth Street   806.742.0498
www.nrhc.ttu.edu

TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
HALL OF FAME AWARDS AND BANQUET
6:30 PM
TICKET:  $50 for individuals, $500 for a table of 8  To reserve your ticket or table, email dtvc@ttu.edu or call the Red Raider Club at (806) 742-1196.
Former faculty member and administrator Robert Ewalt, PhD, will receive the Dave Brown Award during the 2014 Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Fame Induction banquet.
Ewalt served on the Texas Tech College of Education faculty and as Vice President for Student Affairs from 1973-2000. Prior to 1975, women’s athletics on campus consisted of six club teams, with a budget of $10,000 for the 1974-75 school year. In 1975, he worked closely with the late Jeanine McHaney to establish the women’s athletics department, which reported directly to his office in the university’s administrative structure and was funded by the university bookstore profits. It wasn’t until 1985 that the women’s and men’s athletics departments were combined. He also established the women’s athletics council which provided advisory feedback on women’s athletics.
Dave Brown was an assistant football coach at Texas Tech from 2001 to 2005, during which he was recognized as a tremendous coach, role model and friend to Red Raider athletes. He died suddenly of a heart attack in January, 2006. The Dave Brown Award is awarded as determined by the Double T Varsity Club. It honors Coach Brown for his dedicated service to Texas Tech athletics and is presented to a non-Texas Tech University Alumnus in recognition of their contribution to Texas Tech Athletics.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane


15th ANNUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PROCESSION
Begins at 5:30 PM
Free
5:30 – 6:30 PM  International Cultural Center  601 Indiana  806.742.3667
Artwork on el Dia de los Muertos theme by Future Akins, Richard Allen Ashmore, Ed Check, Jeanne Henderson, Guy Giersch, Valerie Komkov-Hill, Mark Lively, Ginny Mahan, Kathleen Mahoney, Chet Morrison, Beverly Osterberg, Jan Pate, Cindy Peanick, Shannon Samson, Annalee Schubert, and Ellen Stanley.  Music by Mariachi Amistad.
www.international.ttu.edu
6:30 – 7:30 PM  Texas Tech University School of Art  18th Street and Flint  806.742.1947
Landmark Arts presents Interpretaciones Graphicas II, typographic and conceptual explorations created by junior students in communications design.  The Students interpret themes familiar to the Day of the Dead celebration.  The final works in the exhibition were selected by Austin-based graphic artist Carlos Hernandez, who served as guest juror.  Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection continues in the Landmark Gallery.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/index.php
7:30 – 8:30 PM  LHUCA 511 Avenue K  806.762.8606
LHUCA presents artwork, dance, music and food celebrating Dia de los Muertos in the Christine DeVitt Icehouse.  Featured will be artwork from local LISD students and performance by el Ballet Folkorico Nuestra Herencia.
www.lhuca.org
8:30 – 9:30 PM  Buddy Holly Center  1801 Crickets Avenue   806.775.3560
In the Fine Arts Gallery, Celebracion, an exhibition of works in responses to the history and meaning of Day of the Dead by artists throughout the United States, is on exhibition (continues through November 30).  A Children's Make & Take (marigolds) is offered from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and Mariachi Alegria will perform from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Enjoy Tejano music from Grupo Kruel in the Meadows Courtyard from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the traditional holiday refreshments and the folklore and cultural traditions of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

CACTUS THEATER
FOX 34 HALLOWEEN BASH MOVIE AND CONCERT
8:00 PM
TICKETS: $15 Please call 806.762.3233 to purchase tickets or visit the Cactus Theater Box Office
For the first time ever, Fox 34 will host a Halloween Bash.  Come celebrate IN COSTUME of course, as we will have a ghoulish good time.  The concert will feature famous songs that fit the theme such as Thriller, Monster Mash, Werewolves of London, and many more.  After the concert, Fox 34 will present the original 1974 version of Texas Chain Saw Massacre.  We will be serving our special Monster Margarita created just for this night.  So dress up, come to the Cactus and have a Halloween Bash!
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com

LHUCA and FLATLAND FILM
PRESENT:  THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Midnight
Christine DeVitt Ice House
511 Avenue J

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 and SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1:  -

CELEBRITY ATTRACTIONS
JEKYLL & HYDE
The National Broadway Tour! 
Friday:  7:30 PM  Saturday:  2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
TICKETS: www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.  For groups of 10 or more SAVE!  Call 1.800.869.1451 x220
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
https://www.celebrityattractions.com/index.asp?location=Lubbock


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1:  -

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS WORKSHOP
1:00 – 2:30 PM
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/





TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS
FOOTBALL:  TEXAS TECH RED RAIDERS vs. TEXAS LONGHORNS
6:30 PM
Jones AT&T Stadium
University and 4th Street

CACTUS THEATER
THE OFFICIAL CACTUS THEATER AFTER-GAME PATIO PARTY FEATURING ALLISON FIREFLY
Immediately following the game
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.3233
www.cactustheater.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2:  -

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Free
Come enjoy a family fun event celebrating El Dia de los Muertos.  There will be free food, crafts, and other fun activities.
Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court
3301 4TH Street
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/event.html


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
JIM DECKER FACULTY TROMBONE RECITAL
4:00 PM
Free
Hemmle Recital Hall
18th Street and Boston Avenue

Live Music:

BLUE LIGHT
COSTELLO with THE RANDALL KING BAND
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/



MEAN WOMAN GRILL
WEST GARZA
11:30 AM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
JUNIOR VASQUEZ
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31:    -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK

TANTRIC
8:00 PM
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/calendar/

BASH RIPROCKS
SUPER HAPPY FUN TIME BURLESQUE
10:00 PM
$10 adults, $15 minors  18 and up
Costume Contest, Rocky Horror Picture Show
2419 Main Street
http://www.bashriprocks.com/

BLUE LIGHT
UNCLE LUCIOUS with DOUG STRAHAN
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/


MEAN WOMAN GRILL
BRIAN McRAE & SETH WILLIAMSON
11:30 AM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/

MEAN WOMAN GRILL
SPARKY’S GARDEN
6:30 PM
2103 Marsha Sharp Freeway
http://meanwomangrill.com/





SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1:  -

BACKSTAGE LUBBOCK

DIX HAT BAND & THE GONERS
8:00 PM
1711 Texas Avenue
http://backstagelubbock.com/calendar/


BASH RIPROCKS
BROKEN BAR V
9:00 PM
2419 Main Street
http://www.bashriprocks.com/

BLUE LIGHT
GRADY SPENCER with CODY CULBERSON
9:00 PM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.762.1185
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/

WILD WEST
DUSTIN LYNCH
8:00 PM
2216 I-27  806.741.3031
http://wildwestlubbock.com/


Ongoing events:

 

AMERICAN WIND POWER CENTER AND MUSEUM
The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year round.  (Also open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for a family of four.  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734 
http://www.windmill.com/

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER
1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/
BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster; a songbook used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly's glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more



FINE ARTS GALLERY
CELEBRACION
October 17 – November 23, 2014
An annual invitational exhibition of artwork that explores the history and meaning behind the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. This exhibit includes works from regional, national and international artists. 


FOYER GALLERY
OUT-OF-THE-MUSIC-BOX 

September 30 – November 2, 2014  *ENDS SUNDAY*
From Rita Box Peek, sister of musician David Box, comes an exhibition of panoramic paintings of Yellow House Canyon.  This exhibition will be on display to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing.




GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO
Monday-Friday  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. - Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
Other classes offered: Concrete Sculpture.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence -  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art Christena Stephens – Photography
1940 Texas Avenue
https://www.facebook.com/GlassyAlleyArtStudioGallery


 
LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF ART

18th Street and Flint Avenue  806.742.3825
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/index.php

CHICANITAS:  FROM THE CHEECH MARIN COLLECTION
October 4 – December 13, 2014
Landmark Gallery

INTERPRETACIONES GRAPHICAS II
Ends November 2, 2014  *ends Sunday*
The Texas Tech University School of Art presents Interpretaciónes Gráphicas II, an exhibition of posters by Texas Tech School of Art undergraduate students in Communication Design.   An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, October 31st from 5:00-7:30pm as part of the Día de los Muertos Procesión at the TTU School of Art Studio Gallery. The Día de los Muertos Procesión starts at Texas Tech University’s International Cultural Center at 5:30pm and ends at the Buddy Holly Center at 9:30pm. 
Interpretaciónes Gráphicas II is a project embarked upon by students taking the course, Communication Design 3383: Type and Image.  For this assignment instructors Dirk Fowler and Dinah Hodges encouraged students to interpret themes familiar to the Day of the Dead celebration without relying solely on traditional and cliché imagery and texts.
Guest juror Carlos Hernandez selected the pieces on display. Carlos Hernandez is an Austin-based serigraphic artist and screen-printing instructor at Rice University.  He has experience designing posters for a variety of well-known musical artists.  Recently, his work was chosen for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Hernandez is the recipient of awards from the American Institute of Graphic Artists, the American Advertising Federation, the Art Directors Club Houston, and American Marketing Association.|


LHUCA
The Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall and The Helen Devitt Jones Studio will feature Ulterior Motifs no.13, a wide range of artists from around Texas
October 3- November 29, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/UlteriorMotifs.html
The John Lott Gallery will feature “From Terra to Verde: The Art of Sharon Kopriva”. Death and a sense of spiritual transformation abound in Kopriva’s art.
October 3 – November 29, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/SharonKopriva.html
Martin McDonald Gallery will feature a selection of signed prints and photographs by world famous installation artist, Christo.
October 3-November 29, 2014
http://www.lhuca.org/ChristoandJeanne-Claude.html
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

 
MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH PLANETARIUM

LASER SHOWS / ASTRONOMY SHOWS
October 1 – November 2, 2014  *ends Sunday*
Wednesday-Sunday
2:00 PM  BLACK HOLES
3:30 PM  DINOSAUR PROPHECY
OCTOBER SATURDAY SHOWS
11:30 AM  SEASONAL STARGAZING
 2:00 PM  BLACK HOLES
 3:30 PM  DINOSAUR PROPHECY
TICKETS:  Cash only at this time.  General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress
3301 Fourth Street  806.742.2432
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/planetarium.html

 

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM  Sun: 1-5 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free. 
3301 4TH Street
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/index.html

GATHER UP THE FRAGMENTS:  THE ANDREWS SHAKER COLLECTION 
October 3, 2014 – January 9, 2015
a captivating exhibition of more than 200 Shaker objects collected over 40 years by Faith and Edward Deming Andrews. Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
A new long-term gallery featuring megafauna from the Pleistocene Period of prehistory like mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum's collections and reflects the local area's distant natural history past as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum of TTU at the Lubbock Lake Landmark. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition.

EXPRESSIONS OF ARTIC TRADITION CONTEMPORARY INUIT ART  
August 8 – November 2014
This exhibition narrates a way of life kept alive only through oral histories passed along by the last generations of the Inuit, a nomadic and deeply spiritual culture, before stepping into the modern world. The exhibition contains 80 works consisting of stone cut, stencil, and lithographic prints, and sculptures from the late 1950s to the present. 
BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY
A new long term exhibition that focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. It showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from a range of time periods. Long-time collectors Bill and Evelyn Davies have provided the Museum with this collection of Southwestern Native American works. Many of the pieces in the new exhibition were donated to the Museum forming the Davies Collection, and some are on loan from these veteran collectors.


AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART
The first exhibition, AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, is comprised of over 50 pieces by artists who have worked in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, and is drawn entirely from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University, including several works donated by Margaret Talkington.
Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, William Lester.
GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL-COLLECTING, PRESERVING, AND DISPLAYING INSECTS
Explorium Gallery
An up from the basement exhibit from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory Invertebrates collection.

FROM NUMEROUS TO NON-EXISTENT
Gallery 6
Common, rare, threatened, endangered and extinct species in the collections of the National Science Research Laboratory
This exhibition from the Museum's extensive collections was inspired by the past traveling exhibition RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species. The NSRL, a division of the Museum of TTU, maintains collections of preserved specimens for scientific research and education concerning the natural history of Texas, the United States, and many areas of the world. The exhibition affords a rare opportunity to see historical life-mounted specimens representing fauna that runs the gamut from common to extinct species the world over. All specimens in the exhibition represent historic methods of preservation no longer in common use by museums today.


NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus. The 24-acre facility is home to forty-eight structures, ranging from windmills, a train, barn, dugouts and more, that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
The NRHC is open: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.  The outdoor portion of the NRHC closes at 4:00 PM each day. The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
Please visit our website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu  for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.
3121 Fourth Street 806.742.0498

 

CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  -

ACROSS TIME AND TERRITORY:  THE NRHC STORY

“Across Time and Territory: the National Ranching Heritage Center Story," is a permanent exhibit covering the walls of the Don and Kay Cash Reception Hall. Material in the exhibition is present in a mural form with 3-D enhancements. Also in this area are two touch-screen monitors featuring attractive photographs of the structures in the historical park, presented in a virtual tour format, along with educational information about each building, available in both English and Spanish suitable for adults and children.

HAROLD DOW BUGBEE
The NRHC is proud to exhibit selected works of Harold Dow Bugbee on loan from the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum. Bugbee is credited as being The Original Artist of the Texas Plains and his work demonstrates why he deserves this title. The exhibit is underwritten by the CH Foundation and guest curated by Michael Grauer

LEVER ACTION RIFLES
An exhibit that examines the history and development of the lever-action rifle from its earliest form. The exhibit also features lever-action firearms from the NRHC collections.

SADDLES
A selection of saddles from the Texas Cattle Raisers Museum collection.


PEACHTREE GALLERY
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
About
Peachtree Gallery is a small gallery located in the historic downtown of Lubbock, Texas.
Description
The mission of Peachtree Gallery is dedication to creating a sense of welcome and invitation in a fine art gallery setting. It is meant to be a place where both artist and collector feels represented and well cared for, and, most importantly to me, a space in which both parties feel at home and understood. Though small in size, Peachtree Gallery is rich in spirit and in representation, housing the works of artists from the Lubbock area as well as artists from all over the United States.
Artists
David Bondt, Jordan Brown, Stacy Brunsen, Micah Cash, Jason Cytacki, Jimmy Dyer, Betsy Edwards, John Franklin, Dolan Geiman, Evan Hawley, Kathy Hinson, Ronda Ivy, Dyan Newton, Sarah Otts, Liz Potter, Nick Ryan, Lorelei Skizenta, Alyssa Underwood, Cecelia Weldon.
901 17th Street  806.470.9996
http://peachtreegallerylubbock.com/


TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

THE TEXAS TECH DAIRY BARN:  A RESILIENT SYMBOL OF WEST TEXAS
October 2014-January 2015
The Texas Technological College Dairy Barn was constructed during 1926-27 and served as a teaching facility for 40 years.  The original facility was equipped to sanitarily produce whole milk and cream. The Department of Dairy Manufacturers was able to extend the milking room at the south end of the building due to proceeds from its sales and added butter, ice cream and cheese to its product line.
When the new college opened, agriculture students were allowed to bring their dairy cattle to reside in the barn.  The money earned by selling the milk to others and by working in the dairy facility helped pay for these students’ education.
The National Park Service approved of the barn's registry into the National Register of Historic places on April 2, 1992.  The Dairy Barn remains quite arguably one of the most recognized and beloved of all the buildings on the Texas Tech campus.

ROBERT E. HOWARD, CREATOR OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN
August 14, 2014 – February 1, 2015
A writer of short fiction, Robert E. Howard would find readers in his hometown of Cross Plains, Texas as well as across the globe. Known primarily as the author of Conan the Barbarian, Howard wished most to be known as an author of historical fiction. His better-paying fantasy and high adventure fiction would overshadow that ambition. His writings span oil articles for the Cross Plains Review, correspondence with the likes of H. P. Lovecraft, and fictions—western, boxing, pulp, and, yes, sword & sorcery.
The Southwest Collection holdings include a comprehensive selection of his books, physical & digitized copies of his hometown newspaper, serials, and a growing collection of memorabilia from the annual Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains. His work is still represented in Hollywood films, comic books, podcasts, blogs, as well as both fan and research-based societies. This exhibit hopes to capture his diverse legacy
 
DR. SHERMAN VINOGRAD-MEDICAL SCIENCE DIRECTOR AT NASA
May 2014-September 2015
During the eighteen years that Dr. Vinograd served as NASA’s Director of Medical Science he led medical engineering and vehicle development research relating to manned space flight. Among his many accomplishments was the establishment of the in-flight Medial Experiments Program, which evaluated human responses to extended space flight in preparation for the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab manned space flight programs. His greatest achievement was conceptualizing, establishing, and chairing the Space Medicine Advisory Group (SPAMAG), which was charged with defining the earth-based and space-based research and life-support requirements for a manned orbiting research laboratory. This group proposed an orbiting laboratory designed according to the needs of future human flight crews which resulted in the creation of Skylab. Now on display at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library through September 2015, is an exhibit containing books, photographs, artifacts, and medical and scientific reports. More information on this topic can be found in the Sherman P. Vinograd Papers.



CENSORED!  WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS 
May 1, 2014 -
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.
 

The William Kittredge Collection is now open for research. 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/

THE LEGACY
Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
1500 14TH Street
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Legacy-Event-Center-YWCA-of-Lubbock/122631744548375?rf=149644378405014 



THE WEST TEXAS WATERCOLOR SOCIETY’S FALL ART EXHIBIT
September 19-November 2, 2014  *ends Sunday*

Also showing at The Legacy are selected oil paintings by Laura Lewis, jewelry by Linda Adkins, and Remembrance and Renewal, a photography exhibit by Ann McDonald.



TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Wednesday-Friday  2;00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–2:00 PM
Artists:  Baron Batch, Tony Greer, Melissa Jones, Rachel Jones, Hilton McLaurin, Lawrence Montgomery, Larry Prcin, Heidi Simmons, Larry Simmons, Steve Snell, Brenda Watts
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com    
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/

At the Science Spectrum:

 

25 Fun Facts about the Science Spectrum
1. Before having a permanent home, the Science Spectrum hosted its first temporary traveling exhibition, Light and Sight, from the Franklin Institute inside the South Plains Mall in April of 1987.
2. The Science Spectrum held its Grand Opening as a permanent museum on February 11th, 1989 at the previous 50th and Slide location. The inaugural exhibitions during its opening were, Dinosaurs and Leonardo da Vinci: The Inventor.
3. The Science Spectrum moved to its current location on the South Loop between Indiana and University Aves. in October of 1993.  
4. The first exhibition hosted at its new permanent location was, Mission to Mars, in October of 1993.
5. Known as the OMNIMAX Theater when first opened, the theater debuted its first film, Ring of Fire, on October 23rd of 1993.
6. In November of 2003, the theater underwent a renovation and installed a new state-of-the-art  15/70mm rolling loop projection system and an all new 18,000 watt Dolby Digital DTS sound system.  Reopened to the public in December of 2003, the theater also received a name change by which it is still currently know, the OMNI Theater.
 
7. In July of 2003, the museum opened its largest permanent gallery installation, Texas Alive; the Brazos River Journey, making it home to Lubbock’s only public aquarium. 
8. July 2011 marked another mile-stone with the opening of the all new Dudley & Dorris Faver
Gallery of Flight.
 
9. The Lubbock Children’s Museum, a permanent exhibition space devoted to early childhood education, opened inside the Science Spectrum in November of 2011. 
10. During its 25 years, the museum has presented 43 traveling exhibitions.  For its 25th year, we are proud to be hosting the much anticipated Penguin Plunge! exhibition.  The public will be able to see a  “waddle” or group of real live African Rock Penguins, a first for Lubbock!   
11. Over its 20 plus years, the OMNI Theater has shown 94 films.  This spring, the all new documentary film Penguins will be shown in the theater to accompany the Penguin Plunge! traveling exhibition. 
12. Over  4,000,000 visitors have either attended the museum, a film in the OMNI, been to an educational camp / workshop or have attended a special event at the facility during the past 25 years.
13. The museum and theater now sees over 25,000 students and teachers on field trips annually.
14. In the past 25 years, over 250,000 students have also seen museum educators come to their school, library, church, after-school care center or community event with traveling science programs called “Outreach”.
15. Traveling Outreach programs from the museum routinely serve a large portion of the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region. The furthest that Science Spectrum Outreach programs have traveled to date is to Del Rio, Texas, at a distance of over 365 miles and 6 hours away.    
16. CritterFest is the largest annual event the museum hosts each year in late June.  It will also celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2014. In both 2012 and 2013, the event grew to serve over 10,000 people!
17. The Science Spectrum is a member of the international trade organization, the Association of Science and Technology Centers or ASTC.  Founded in 1973, ASTC now numbers nearly 600 members in over 40 countries. Members include not only science centers and museums, but also nature centers, aquariums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens, and natural history and children's museums.  
18. The Science Spectrum is a categorized as a “Governoring Member” of ASTC, and has had staff members present at its annual conference.
19. The Science Spectrum is a locally operated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and has a mission statement to further public understanding of science and technology, provide opportunities for “hands-on” learning, acquaint young people with careers in STEM fields and improve the quality of life for citizens of all ages in Lubbock and on the South Plains!
20. The Science Spectrum chose the prism as its logo because white light can be broken down into the colors of the rainbow, just like the field of science can be broken down into a spectrum of disciplines.
21. Currently there are approximately 40 part-time and full-time staff at the museum and theater, but only two that have been with the organization the entire 25 years.  Kay Dudley, Giftshop Manager and Cassandra Henry, Executive Director. 
22. Each year the organization sees hundreds of community volunteers, both as individuals and as groups from local organizations, volunteer for exhibitions, special events, children’s camps and workshops, and fundraising efforts.
23. The current building that houses the Science Spectrum is also home to three other organizations; the National Weather Service, Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center and Procurement Assistance Center.
24. The airplane hanging in the lobby is a 1929 Alexander Eaglerock A-2 and one of only nine still in existence, since most of the 1000 planes of that type were destroyed for movie stunt plane crashes.
25. A 150 pound visitor who spends an hour standing at exhibits, 45 minutes walking, 5 minutes using the stairs, and 10 minutes playing active virtual volleyball will burn over 300 calories on their museum visit.

Everyone’s Favorite Pre-School Halloween Event!
 
SILLY SCIENCE CARNIVAL
 
at the Science Spectrum Thurs., Oct. 30th!
 
Thursday, Oct. 30th – Silly Science Carnival – 10:00 am to 12:00 noon - 
An exciting annual Fall fun event just for pre-schoolers!  This Fall themed mini-carnival will take place in the Science Spectrum museum, and is perfect for those younger ones that might not want to get out and compete with the older kids at other Halloween events.
 
Here are just some of the fun activities planned:
 
 

  • Carnival Games with Guaranteed Prizes

  • Silly Science Crafts

  • Silly Science Live Demos

  • A Mini Bounce House

  • Spooky Critter Zoo

  • A Costume Parade

  • Snacks and Sweet Trick-or-Treats

 
 
All Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in the museum and are included with standard museum admission. $8 for Adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+)Children 2 & under are free with an adult.  Tickets to the Silly Science Carnival also include full museum admission.
 
Get $1.00 off standard Museum Admission with 2 cans of food per person donated to the South Plains Food Bank!  Members get in FREE with two cans of food per person.
 
The Silly Science Carnival is only recommended for families with children preschool aged children, up to age 5.  No scary costumes please!
 
For more information, the public may call 806-745-2525 ext. 234 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org.

Halloween has never been this much fun!
 
SPOOKY SCIENCE CARNIVAL
 
at the Science Spectrum, Friday, Oct. 31st!
 
One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another exciting year of “spooky, not scary”, safe family fun!  The Science Spectrum has long built a tradition of providing great family oriented informal science education and looks forward each year to the fun that Halloween can bring in continuing to explore science with the public.  Locally, there is also a great need for safe alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating and “scarier” haunted houses geared for older ages.  The Spooky Science Carnival has become the perfect fit for both needs!
 
The fun all takes place on Halloween Night, Friday, October 31st from 5 to 9 pm. This event is great for families and kids up to age 14 looking for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party all rolled into one.  This year’s Spooky Science Carnival will include;
 
 

  • Free trick-or-treating in the Lobby

  • Carnival Style Games with guaranteed prizes

  • Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, and a Giant Slide

  • A Magic Show featuring The Magic of Montgomery.

  • Spooky Scientist Show

  • Family and Kids Costume Contests

  • Hands-on Spooky Science Lab Experiments

  • “Spooky not Scary” Haunted House! (geared for ages 12 and under)

  • Spooky Science Crafts 

  • Visitors can tour the entire Science Spectrum Museum.

 
Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:
           
5:00 pm - Carnival, Games and Museum open to the public.
            5:30 pm – Spooky Scientist  Show
6:00 pm – Magic Show
            6:30 pm – Spooky Scientist  Show (repeat)
            7:00 pm – Family & Kids Costume Contests
            7:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
            8:00 pm – Magic Show (repeat)
            8:30 pm – Spooky Scientist  Show (repeat)
            9:00 pm – Carnival ends 
 
Once again this year, families that bring two cans of food per person to benefit the South Plains Food Bank will receive $1.00 off their carnival admission.  Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+).  
 
The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended for families with children up to age 14No scary costumes please!
 
 

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